Gears of War: Judgment review roundup

Release Date: 19/03/2013

Gears of War: Judgment, the fourth entry in Microsoft's beefy third-person shooter, is here, and with a more arcade-paced single player and co-op campaign courtesy of new developer People Can Fly, plus loads of new multiplayer modes, it seems to represent a subtle change of direction for the franchise. But what have the critics made of it?

IGN is a big fan, delivering a 9.2 score and calling the result "a fantastic prequel with superb combat, fun multiplayer and a meaningful story". The review also praises the addition of new weapons and skills which help to refresh the Gears formula, while the difficulty and competitive scoring system are apparently "rewarding".

Destructoid is also overwhelmingly positive, offering a 9/10 and highlighting the new OverRun game mode as the best new feature. "OverRun alone is worthy of praise," says the review, "but there's just so much stuff going on in this package, there's something for all followers of the series."

In the mainstream media, Metro Game Central reckons that Judgment is "a pleasingly worthwhile prequel that tweaks the structure and context of the campaign and multiplayer to the point where it seems surprisingly refreshing." The 8/10 review even goes so far as to suggest that with its tweaked gameplay and shorter, punchy levels it's actually a better sequel than Gears 2 and 3. Crikey.

Gears of War: Judgment is out on March 22nd for the Xbox 360

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